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Konza Prairie Research Natural Area

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Address: McDowell Creek Road, 5 miles northeast of I-70, Junction City, KS 66502
Phone Number: 785-587-0441
Activities: Hiking

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Beautiful Scenery, Especially during the Fall

We visited during the two days a years that K-State opens up there research fields to the public. My coworker initially told me about this, and I am so glad we were able to make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited during the two days a years that K-State opens up there research fields to the public. My coworker initially told me about this, and I am so glad we were able to make it. At the research station, K-State arranges for several different activities that provide information and displays on prairie and its history. They also share with... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Wonderful vista, terrain, natural colors, historic homestead. 3 hikes available, 2 mile, 4 mile and 6 mile.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Three different length hiking trails, very well maintained. The vistas are fantastic and give you the sense that the land has never been plowed. This land never has! Take a camera and don't be at all surprised if you see deer and wild turkeys.

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Herzogenrath, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful hiking trails in good preserved authentic prairie.The hiking trails have three different loops (2.5 miles, 4.4 miles or 6.0 miles) and are not too difficult to walk. There is a $2 contribution to maintain the trails. Have been there on a Sunday afternoon, several other people were visiting and hiking and it still was a beautiful experience in a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great view, quiet place with a great view of what the place would have looked like back in the day before the plow and the farmers.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Although it isn't really located near anything else, it is off of I 70 & a well done nature trail. It does not cost anything but asks for a small donation for the trail's upkeep.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We spent about 2.5 hours hiking the trail at the Konza Prairie. The trail is well marked and there are very clear signs along the way. It is a fairly strenuous trail because you climb up a steep hill. It's worth it because the views from the top are fantastic. It really gives you a sense of what the prairie... More 

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Junction City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

great place to visit hiked with my son and cub scouts had great experience. great place to take photo if your into outside landscape thing or just great place to get out and get fresh air enjoy the breeze.

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Salina
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38 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My sister and I recently decided to visit the Konza Prairie after attending a family graduation event. It was a hugely pleasant surprise to find wide, well-maintained hiking trails. We loved the Homestead Trail, and ended up walking the entire hiking circuit. It's challenging with its inclines and it's a long hike but we both absolutely loved it! Take water;... More 

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Rosebud, Australia
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was a special treat my traveling companion surprised me with while we were in Kansas. And how lucky were we to see Kansas as it was before white settlers ruined it for farming and settling. Walking along the unpaved tracks we could really feel a sense of yesteryear, with natural and tranquil vistas all around us. The only sound... More 

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